June is almost here! Have you made your concert plans?
Plans. Plans. Plans. We need them. What concerts will you plan for in June? Lots to choose from, almost too many. So let’s narrow the list down.
Regardless, all of your choices WILL be rewarding. Enjoy!
Top 20 Concerts for June
Coldplay w/SHAED @ FedEx Field (6/1/22) (Pro Tip: FedEx Field is no picnic to travel to or from, but local favorites SHAED are also playing! And some $20 tickets were released. Because this is a Wednesday. At FedEx.)
Jordana @ Songbyrd Music House (6/2/22) (Pro Tip: You can go to a show every day this week.)
Broods w/Ella Vos @ Howard Theatre (6/2/22) (Pro Tip: Two great artists for the price of one. The New Zealand siblings of Broods will floor you with their pop and electronic beats, and you can read about Ella Vos from a previous review. The original 5/27 Union Stage show was rescheduled and moved to Howard Theatre.)
Crawlers @ DC9 (6/3/22)
A Shrewdness of Apes @ The Pocket (6/5/22) (Pro Tip: Local progressive rockers.)
CHVRCHES @ 9:30 Club (6/5, 6/6 & 6/7/22) All Sold Out
Grant-Lee Phillips @ City Winery DC in The Loft (6/6/22)
beabadoobee (opening for Halsey) @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (6/8/22)
DC Punk Archive Library Rooftop Show w/Faunas & Lightmare @ MLK Jr Library (6/8/22) (Pro Tip: Free punk music on the rooftop? Yes, please.)
The Head and the Heart w/Jade Bird @ Wolf Trap (6/9/22)
They Might Be Giants @ 9:30 Club (6/9/22) (Pro Tip: They are performing three times in DC (see also 6/10 & 6/11 at Lincoln Theatre), all sold out. Try for resale tickets. If that fails, they are also playing at Rams Head Live on 6/12.) Note on 6/9: Due a car accident a band member was in (hurt but will be okay) these shows are not happening!
Outerloop @ Comet Ping Pong (6/10/22) (Pro Tip: Local music alert!)
Diane Coffee @ Songbryd Music House (6/11/22) (Pro Tip: Diane Coffee performed with Seattle’s Deep Sea Diver last year in DC, and kicked royal butt. Check him out.)
Phoebe Bridgers @ The Anthem (6/11 & 6/12/22) Sold Out
Japanese Breakfast @ Wolf Trap (6/15/22)
Poliça @ Black Cat (6/18/22)
Candelight FEVER: Best of Hans Zimmer @ Miracle Theatre (6/23/22) (Pro Tip: Two shows, should be entertaining with a string quartet.)
Grace Vonderkuhn, Smokin on Planes, and Flowerbomb @ The Runaway (6/25/22) (Pro Tip: Lots of local music here, and the perfect chance to check out the new The Runaway (Slash Run’s sister bar in Brookland). Also, check out our interview with Flowerbomb’s lead singer.)
Purity Ring @ 9:30 Club (6/29 & 6/30/22) (Pro Tip: 6/29 is sold out so go on 6/30!)
(Don’t let 20 be so restrictive. Here’s a few more!)
AURORA @ Lincoln Theatre (6/5/22) Sold Out
Elizabeth Lane @ DC9 (6/6/22) (Pro Tip: Local music alert! A singer-songwriter AND piano player from Alexandria, VA.)
Tomberlin @ Songbryd Music House (6/9/22)
Robert Plant and Allison Krauss @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (6/11/22)
Lauren Calve (opening for Ruthie Collins) @ Pie Shop (6/12/22) (Pro Tip: Local music alert!)
mxmtoon @ 9:30 Club (6/13/22) Sold Out
Flasher @ Comet Ping Pong (6/17/22) (Pro Tip: More local music, this pop duo is releasing their new album, Love is Your (via Domino) at the show!)
Steely Dan @ Wolf Trap (6/25 & 6/26/22) (Pro Tip: I’m a fool to do your dirty work, oh yeah. Just Donald Fagen, as Walter Becker passed in 2017, but should still be great.)
Billy Prine & The Prine Time Band (Songs of John Prine) @ City Winery DC (6/29/22)